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How do we minimize the risk of catastrophic fires?

Date: February 19, 2019
Presenter(s): Doug Grafe

Fires that burn vegetation on the forest floor are important for forest health and are much easier to manage. Doug Grafe, fire protection chief for the Oregon Department of Forestry, explains how fuel reduction through active management and through prescribed fire can help with the prevention of catastrophic wildfires. This 1.5 minute video discusses the importance of fire in forests.

Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fuels, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Risk, Risk assessment
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Video
NRFSN number: 18966
Record updated: Mar 5, 2019